"Come to me, all you who are weary & burdened, & I will give you rest"


Soul Talk Advent Series 2019: 'Words to live a life by'

Guest Blogger: Vicky Allen


The Traveller


I raise my chin

a brittle salute

to dawn's cold welcome


I catch the eye

of fellow travellers

offer a sly nod, a wry wink


I declare

wordless

my self-sufficient agency


My body. strong enough

my feet, a little weary

more miles in them yet


The load on my back

surely nothing now

after all the aching years


And on I tread

each step a silent denying trial

a secret even from myself


Then you -

you meet my eye -

you see me


Come, you say

rest

and I falter at being known


And in my faltering

I welcome your hand on my shoulder

a warmth on the ache I deny


You slide my load with care

from shoulders shaped

by long burden


Your hand

a steadying

Your voice

a stilling


Your invitation

a freeing


Vicky Allen is a communications consultant for a small Scottish children's charity, with a parallel passion for writing poetry. She's part of Discovery Church Dunbar, a young church plant which loves to meet in the wide open spaces of East Lothian's coast and countryside as much as possible.

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